Best Custom Mac Configuration

CustoMac Mini

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The CustoMac Mini is a bare-bones CustoMac in a shoebox sized case featuring a H170 mini-iTX motherboard plus a dual-core Skylake CPU and budget graphics card. The case includes a power-efficient power supply unit. Less parts, less power, less heat, less cost. Because of the small size of the Apex Mini-008 case referenced below, overclockable "K" CPUs are not recommended.

Please note, the included Intel m.2 card includes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but only the bluetooth features are available under macOS. For continuity and handoff support in macOS,

 

Motherboards

Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI mini-ITX

 

CPU Coolers

Thermaltake Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

Graphics Cards

EVGA GT 740 SC (single slot)

 

RAM

Crucial Budget (8GB)

Crucial Budget (16GB)

Crucial Budget (32GB)

CPUs

Core i3-6320

Core i3-6100

 

Drives

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Cases

Apex MI-008 (w/ 250W Power Supply)



CustoMac Mini Deluxe

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The CustoMac Mini "Deluxe" is a no-compromise build featuring a Z170 mini-ITX motherboard and a quad-core Skylake CPU. The BitFenix Phenom is a unique way of thinking about a mini-ITX system, as it's not exactly small. It's about the size of a mATX case, making room for multiple hard drives, and a full sized graphics card. The Z170 motherboard is also capable of overclocking if you use a "K" CPU, and there is even room for a water cooler for the CPU.

Please note that the included Intel m.2 card includes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but only the bluetooth features are available under macOS. For continuity and handoff support in macOS.


Please note, "K" CPUs do not come with a basic CPU cooler.

Motherboards

Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 mini-ITX

Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI mini-ITX

 

CPUs

Core i7-6700K

Core i5-6600K

Core i3-6320

CPU Coolers

Corsair H60 (Water)

Zalman CNPS8000B Low Profile (Air)

RAM

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8GB)

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (16GB)

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (32GB)

Drives

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

 

PSUs

Corsair CS 550 Watt

Cases

BitFenix Phenom (White)

BitFenix Phenom (Black)

 

Graphics Cards

EVGA GTX 960 Super Clocked 960



CustoMac mATX

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A mid-sized build with a quad-core CPU, maxed out RAM, and lots of expandability. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the TP-Link PCIe card below for native Wi-Fi support. For continuity and handoff support in macOS.


Please note, "K" CPUs do not come with a basic CPU cooler.

Motherboards

Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 mATX

Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H mATX

 

CPUs

Core i7-6700K

Core i5-6600K

Core i3-6320

CPU Coolers

Corsair H60 (Water)

Zalman CNPS8000B Low Profile (Air)

Graphics Cards

EVGA GTX 960 Super Clocked 960

RAM

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8GB)

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (16GB)

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (32GB)

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (64GB)

Drives

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

PSUs

Corsair CS 550 Watt

Cases

BitFenix Phenom M (White)

BitFenix Phenom M (Black)

Accessories

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N900)


CustoMac Budget ATX

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A powerful desktop build with budget-minded parts. This build contains an ATX-sized motherboard, a dual or quad core Skylake CPU and budget graphics card. We recommend the TP-Link PCIe card below for native Wi-Fi support. For continuity and handoff support in macOS.

Motherboards

Gigabyte GA-H170-Gaming 3 ATX

Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX

CPUs

Core i5-6400

Core i3-6100

Graphics Cards

EVGA GT 740 SC (single slot)

RAM

Crucial Budget (8GB)

Crucial Budget (16GB)

Crucial Budget (32GB)

Crucial Budget (64GB)

Drives

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

PSUs

Corsair CS 550 Watt

Cases

Corsair Carbide 300R

Accessories

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N900)

CustoMac Pro

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A full-sized build with a quad-core CPU, maxed out RAM, and lots of expandability. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the TP-Link PCIe card below for native Wi-Fi support. For continuity and handoff support in macOS.

Please note, "K" CPUs do not come with a basic CPU cooler.

Motherboards

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra ATX

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 ATX

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Designare ATX

CPUs

Core i7-6700K

Core i5-6600K

CPU Coolers

Zalman CNPS8000B Low Profile (Air)

Corsair H60 (Water)

Graphics Cards

EVGA GTX 960 Super Clocked 960

RAM

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8GB)

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (16GB)

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (32GB)

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (64GB)

Drives

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

PSUs

Corsair RM 650x Watt

Cases

Corsair Carbide 300R

Accessories

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N900)